Philadelphia 76ers (13-27) at Washington Wizards (19-20), 2 p.m. (ET)


The Sports Network

( - The Philadelphia 76ers hope a Monday matinee against the Washington Wizards goes in their favor, as they resume a three-game road trip at the Verizon Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Sixers opened the trip with Saturday's 103-78 blowout at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. They shot just 35.1 percent for the game and committed 17 turnovers, leading to 14 Chicago points.

Thaddeus Young and James Anderson ended with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Sixers, who have committed 64 turnovers in their last three games. Michael Carter-Williams had 10 points on 5-of-22 shooting.

"He has already played more games than he did all of last year at Syracuse. It is also hard to play against a physical team," Sixers coach Brett Brown said of his rookie guard. "This is a man's league, and you have to learn to play that way. It is a fantastic learning experience although a painful one."

Philadelphia has lost six of seven games since winning four in a row and has a lowly 5-15 record as the visitor. The 76ers will close the trip Wednesday at New York.

In injury news for Philly, Anderson (lower back) is questionable against the Wizards and guard Tony Wroten (ankle) is expected to miss Monday's game.

The Wizards had a three-game winning streak stopped with Saturday's 104-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

John Wall poured in 34 points and handed out six assists, Martell Webster chipped in 15 points and Nene added 14 for Washington, which fell to 5-6 in the new year and 2-1 on a five-game homestand.

"We got to do a better job playing defense," said Wall. "Josh Smith kind of got hot for a little bit. We didn't make free throws and they were killing us on the offensive boards so we give them a lot of credit for coming out and executing their gameplan."

The Wizards will end the homestand Wednesday versus Boston and own a 9-10 record in D.C. this season.

Washington and Philadelphia have split a pair of meetings this season with each holding serve as the visitor. The Sixers are just 3-6 in their last nine trips to the nation's capital.

Read more Basketball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

Get your Miami Heat Fan Gear!

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category